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Project Engineer - Water/Wastewater

Santa Cruz, CA
Project Engineer - Water/Wastewater

About Sherwood Design Engineers

Sherwood is a civil and environmental engineering firm that is committed to investing in and embracing our people, communities and environment. Our team has implemented net-zero green building projects, district infrastructure, new street standards, and many sustainable civil projects throughout the world. Sherwood has worked on over thirty award-winning projects and has seen its work published internationally.

We specialize in sustainable infrastructure, water management strategies, green building design, and urban planning. Our focus is on the conservation and management of the consumption of all site resources— carbon, energy, water, and waste.  Sherwood works collaboratively with project teams to find ways to maximize efficiencies through an integrated and ecological approach that results in high performance buildings and landscapes recognized for function as well as aesthetics and user experience.

The Role

At Sherwood Design Engineers, we value collaboration that incorporates multiple perspectives, and believe that diverse ideas produce more robust and equitable solutions. We have an amazing opportunity for a driven and curious Design Engineer focused on water / wastewater treatment design to support our Santa Cruz team.

Must have skills
  • 6+ years of industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering - Civil and/or Environmental
  • Strong water/wastewater technical background, including in-depth knowledge of water and wastewater treatment processes including for water reuse
  • Knowledge of project phases including master planning, conceptual design, pre-design, detailed design, and construction administration
  • Ability to research and interpret technical documents
  • Experience in preparing and advancing plan set packages through all project phases including providing redlines for drafter
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of civil design programs (Civil 3D, LDT, Storm and Sewer Analysis, Hydro CAD, Flowmasters, Storm CAD, etc.) 
Nice to have skills
  • Knowledge of Graphics programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.)
  • Experience with water/wastewater process modeling simulation software (e.g., BioWin, GPS-X) 
  • Certifications or other sustainability-oriented accreditation preferred (iLEED , Envision, Living Building Challenge, EcoDistricts)

$103k +, based on experience

Some Benefits To Look Forward To
  • One of the only tangible opportunities to truly help the environment!
  • Open and collaborative workspace close to the beach and several state parks
  • Close to public transportation, easy access to the main freeways, and parking available
  • Multiple competitive Health options, Dental and Vision
  • Automatic 401k enrollment
  • Own a part of the firm with ESOP eligibility after one year
  • Learning and Development stipend
  • Generous PTO and 8 paid holidays

Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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